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Program Administrator IV, Mental Health

Recruitment #24-001727-0001


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

MISSION: To transform young people’s lives, create safer communities, and forge more equitable systems through community-based partnerships that hold youth accountable while building on their strengths and support systems. 

VISION: Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.




1 James Day Drive, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 (Allegany County)

Main Purpose of Job

This is the managerial level of work in the Department of Juvenile Services, Behavioral Health, responsible for managing behavioral health (Mental Health and Substance Abuse) services at the two Youth Centers located in the Western Region. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the quality and outcomes of behavioral health services at the Youth Centers, providing administrative and clinical supervision to professional behavioral health staff, providing technical support, representing the behavioral health division in the region, including providing reports and recommendations to the Director of the Behavioral Health Unit regarding the programs results and needs.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the licensing requirements for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC); or by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C).

Experience: At least three years of professional experience delivering/providing clinical behavioral health services.


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.  

Candidates must currently hold Board Approved Supervisor status as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; or as a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) with the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.

*Please indicate your Board Approved Supervisor status under the Licenses & Certifications section on the application. 


Experience in providing behavioral health clinical services to adolescent males and/or females, preferably in a Juvenile Justice capacity, while working as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.

Experience in providing administrative supervision to behavioral health clinicians.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to the address below, or fax a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to the fax number below. You must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
Attn: Laurita Lesperance
217 E Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin. 

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments. 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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